Will British enterprise be a casualty of COVID-19?

Jul 1, 2020
Some fear that Britain’s massive state intervention to combat the economic effects of the pandemic could stifle the country’s entrepreneurial spirit.
A worker fills a bread order at a bakery in Wales in June. British entrepreneurs are worried government intervention during the pandemic could dampen the country's innovative spirit.
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British manufacturers under pressure to make enough ventilators to combat COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
A wide variety of manufacturers have joined the race to end the shortage of ventilators in the U.K.
Ventilators are critical for many COVID-19 patients. A doctor demonstrates at a hospital in Germany on March 25.
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Will Brexit damage British tech?

Jan 24, 2020
While it faces competition from tech hubs like Berlin, London is unlikely to lose its tech crown, said one tech venture capitalist.
View of London's Old Street roundabout, also known as the Silicon Roundabout due to the proximity of startups in the area
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Your Brexit questions, answered

Aug 29, 2019
The United Kingdom is supposed to leave the European Union on March 29. What does this mean for the U.S.?
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British business seeks to cash in on carbon

Jul 8, 2019
British entrepreneurs scramble to make money from carbon emissions without causing further climate change.
Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Jaenschwalde, Germany.
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Brexit wilts flower trade for one of Holland’s biggest buyers

Mar 29, 2019
Related uncertainty has shaken the flower trade between the U.K. and Holland.
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As Britain plans to leave the EU, automakers plan to leave Britain

Feb 21, 2019
Some foreign automakers are abandoning their U.K. operations, resulting in job losses and further uncertainty.
A car transporter loaded with Honda vehicles is driven in to the Honda manufacturing plant in Swindon, southwest England on February 19, 2019.
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Britain's protesters form a chorus of disapproval

Jan 31, 2019
Amid political turmoil, some are reviving the tradition of sung protests.
Rehearsal of the Strawberry Thieves Choir.
Mimisse Beard

British Prime Minister May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

Jan 16, 2019
The narrow victory comes a day after her European Union divorce deal was rejected.
British Prime Minister Theresa May in 2017 signs the official letter to the European Council invoking Article 50 and the United Kingdom's intention to leave the EU.
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United Kingdom council hires its own "garbage queen"

Dec 19, 2018
Brighton is getting creative with its waste disposal methods.
Cat Fletcher, Brighton's "Garbage Queen," stands outside of the Waste House, clad with carpet tiles.
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